High School

  • The NFL Lacks Identity


    For the first time in recent memory the NFL is in foreign territory, neck deep in water and struggling to keep its head above. The NFL has no identity.

    The league has become the unfortunate personification of Spongebob when he lost his name tag and then proceeded to lose his mind because it meant he had no identity.

    That is the current state of the NFL, although it’s handling it a tad better than Mr. Squarepants did, in the public eye at least.

  • Ospreys go 2-1 following Thanksgiving break

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    In the Ospreys return to the court following Thanksgiving break the team put forth a dominant performance against Parkway Christian Academy.

    Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy doubled the Eagles score in a 64-32 victory.

    The Ospreys were in control the entire game and showcased their defensive ability by holding the Eagles to single digit scoring in all four quarters.

  • Jefferson Forest takes down Liberty

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor
    The first matchup of the season between the Liberty Minutemen and the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers saw no shortage of action. The Minutemen traveled to face the Cavaliers and thanks to a strong second half the Cavaliers came away with a 60-44 victory.

  • Heritage haults Staunton River

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    The stands filled to the brim on Saturday for the highly anticipated matchup between the Heritage Pioneers and the Staunton River Golden Eagles. Fans had to get to the stadium over two hours before kickoff to get a parking spot in the actual school parking lot and the grass surrounding the parking lot. The Pioneers were the only thing standing in the Golden Eagles way to get back to the Class 3 State Championship, where their season ended last season.

  • Ospreys finish second in tournament

    The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Ospreys finished second in the New River Tip-Off tournament held last Saturday.

    The tournament was hosted by Dayspring Christian Academy in Blacksburg.

  • Running On

    By: Denton Day
    Sports Editor

    Just keep swimming is a popular phrase from the movie Finding Nemo, the Staunton River Golden Eagles have tweaked that slightly. Instead of swimming they’re running the football down opposing defense’s throats.

    That trend continued against Blue Ridge District rival Lord Botetourt. Staunton River rushed for nearly 500 yards in a 49-31 victory over the Cavaliers.

  • Staunton River's Offense Explodes


    Ordinarily, scoring 47 points in a playoff game should be enough to walk away with a victory. The Northside Vikings learned that playing Staunton River is far from ordinary. The Golden Eagles put up a jaw dropping 72 points in a 72-47 victory over Northside.

    In the first quarter Staunton River did what they do best, run the football. With, statistically, the best runner in VHSL history in their backfield they had good reason to do so.

  • Ospreys Open Season With Win; Get New Uniforms

    The Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team had quite an opening day last Tuesday, Nov. 14.

    The Ospreys players started the day receiving brand new uniforms—a surprise to them—and then went out and defeated New Covenant 60-50.

    The uniforms were won in a contest that 323 Sports hosted.

  • Jefferson Forest's Volleyball Season Comes to a Close

    The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers faced their biggest test yet when they took on the Blacksburg Bruins, literally. The Bruins had a number of players standing over six feet tall and two future NCAA Division I players.

    In the end the Bruins were too much to handle and took the Cavaliers down 3-1.

  • The Bruins Prove too Much to Handle for the Cavaliers

    It had been over 27 years since the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers and Blacksburg Bruins had met face to face on the gridiron. On Nov. 10 they snapped that streak meeting in the first round of the Group 4A VHSL playoffs–a game that was far less climatic than the Cavaliers were hoping for.

    Blacksburg scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and cruised to a 54-6 victory over the Cavaliers, ending Jefferson Forest's season.